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Evan Foundation

 234 West Center Street
 West Bridgewater, MA 02379
[P] (781) 844-1258
[F] --
http://evangfoundation.org/
[email protected] and [email protected]
Stephanie  Greene
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INCORPORATED: 2016
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 47-3626625

LAST UPDATED: 11/26/2017
Organization DBA The Evan Foundation
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

The Evan Foundation is a 3 year-old 501 C 3 foundation in Massachusetts that is laser-focused on community education and awareness related to the drug epidemic that the President spoke about at a White House ceremony in October 2017. In the declaration he signed, he called the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency, urging us “to be the generation that ends the epidemic." The Greenes' mission is to spread the message so no other parents live through the horrific death of a child.

Mission Statement

The Evan Foundation is a 3 year-old 501 C 3 foundation in Massachusetts that is laser-focused on community education and awareness related to the drug epidemic that the President spoke about at a White House ceremony in October 2017. In the declaration he signed, he called the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency, urging us “to be the generation that ends the epidemic." The Greenes' mission is to spread the message so no other parents live through the horrific death of a child.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Projected Income $49,800.00
Projected Expense $10,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • 'No First Time' / The Evan Foundation

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Overview

Mission Statement

The Evan Foundation is a 3 year-old 501 C 3 foundation in Massachusetts that is laser-focused on community education and awareness related to the drug epidemic that the President spoke about at a White House ceremony in October 2017. In the declaration he signed, he called the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency, urging us “to be the generation that ends the epidemic." The Greenes' mission is to spread the message so no other parents live through the horrific death of a child.

Background Statement

The Evan Foundation and its outreach initiative ‘No First Time’ were founded by Stephanie and John Greene of Easton, Mass., who lost their 19 year-old son Evan to a drug overdose in 2014. It will take a lot more than a village to bring the warnings and awareness information directly to the most vulnerable people throughout the community. See http://evangfoundation.org/

Impact Statement

From the 9/2/17 New York Times:   “Drug overdoses killed roughly 64,000 people in the United States last year, according to the first governmental account of nationwide drug deaths to cover all of 2016. It’s a staggering rise of more than 22 percent over the 52,404 drug deaths recorded the previous year.”

 
In Mass., 2,000 people died of overdoses last year, about 6 people each day. Through their No First Time program, the Greenes have visited 30 schools this past year and brought their speakers' messages to some 5,000 students, parents and others, including many in minority and vulnerable communities.

Needs Statement

Biggest needs: Funds are needed to expand the program, to recruit additional speakers so there can be many more programs. Today it's basically one speaker panel at every event - The founders, a State Trooper drug expert, and a former addict in recovery. Other costs include educational promotional materials, mailings, marketing/PR. Today, the focus is mainly on eastern Mass. We would like to be able to offer similar programs across the state and expand to other parts of New England  (with dramatic drug problems), and eventually to many other states. Ideally, we can operate with a goal of steady, planned growth, with an award of $2,500 per month ($30,000 annual), plus an initial grant of $10,000 to properly launch as we set up a more professional office, and retain part-time administrative help and professional marketing/PR assistance to inform our target geographic areas about our program. The organization has been running on a tight budget, even sponsoring two successful golf tournaments. This initial request is for a total of $40,000. 

CEO Statement

From Stephanie Greene, Co-Founder/ Chair:  
 

"In our first 3 years, we have had many generous individual and corporate donors, and have lived on a very tight budget. To make a truly major impact and grow the program statewide, regionally – and even nationally, it will take a lot more financial support. John and I watched helplessly as our son Evan slid deeper into his death by drugs at age 19. No other parents should have to see this happen. Our program alerts people to warning signs, how to talk to your kids, where to find answers and help." 



Board Chair Statement

Please see above statement. 

Geographic Area Served

STATEWIDE
The 'No First Time' community awareness and education program naturally began in our hometown of Easton, Mass. Our excellent speakers and program content have helped win invitations from numerous communities and schools across eastern Mass. We would like to expand our reach to the entire state and to all of New England. For this, we need to recruit top speakers and pay for their time and travel expenses. We also need to promote these events and provide informational materials at every opportunity. No other program is as grassroots and effective as ours.

Organization Categories

  1. Public & Societal Benefit - Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
  2. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Alliances & Advocacy
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

No

Programs

'No First Time' / The Evan Foundation

The Evan Foundation is a 3 year-old 501 C 3 foundation in Massachusetts that is laser-focused on community education and awareness related to the drug epidemic that the President spoke about at a White House ceremony in October 2017. He called the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency, urging us “to be the generation that ends the epidemic.” That's exactly the mission of The Evan Foundation and its outreach initiative ‘No First Time’ -- founded by Stephanie and John Greene of Easton, Mass., who lost their 19 year-old son Evan to an overdose in 2014. See http://evangfoundation.org/

 
 
The program includes hard-hitting, often emotional remarks by Stephanie and John Greene, Evan's parents, by a Mass. State Trooper / drug expert, and by a former addict in recovery. There is a PowerPoint presentation and at the end, a Q & A session - whether the audience is high schoolers, young adults, parents, etc.
Budget  $40,000.00
Category  Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Public, Society Benefit, General/Other
Population Served College Aged (18-26 years) At-Risk Populations General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  'No First Time' presentations have been made to about 30 schools and other venues in the past year, reaching 5,000 people from teens to young adults, to parents and everyone else in the community who wants to know more about drug abuse, prevention, warning signs, and more. We don't yet know if this relatively small number of presentations has had an impact, but it's obvious by the interest and growing number of, invitations from more schools and towns that the need is there. The Greenes  wish there was a program like this before they lost their son. The in-recovery former addict has given his life story at most of these programs, and the Mass. State Trooper/drug expert believes this is a grassroots way to reach people before it's too late. Our success is that we get high ratings and no other group is doing anything like this.
Program Long-Term Success  The program is only in its 3rd year. With your funding, we anticipate dramatically changing the trend and alerting all ages to the dangers of drugs and warning signs that someone you know may be sliding toward a terrible end.
Program Success Monitored By  We hope to be able to see a downturn in the drug abuse/death trends in the towns and communities where 'No First Time' has made presentations.  Our regular program speaker, Mass. State Trooper/drug expert John Fanning, who works for the District Attorney's office, is monitoring the stats. But still too early to measure.
Examples of Program Success  Growing demand from eastern Mass. communities and schools to give our 'No First Time' programs. Still a small donor base, but interest is growing.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

See comments from Stephanie Greene, Co-Founder & Director.
 
Note: The Evan Foundation has no paid staff.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Stephanie Greene
CEO Term Start Mar 2014
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
Stephanie Greene was a stay-at-home mother to raise her son and daughter. Today, besides managing a retail store, she is co-founder (in 2014) and Director of The Evan Foundation http://evangfoundation.org/ and its educational / outreach program ‘No First Time.’
 
Her husband, John Greene is the owner of 4ACM (Advanced Communications & Monitoring) , a business and home security and communications technology company. He is co-founder of The Evan Foundation.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

See earlier comments by co-founder Stephanie Greene.

Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 6
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 1
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 1
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit No
State Registration Exempt

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Stephanie Greene
Board Chair Company Affiliation Hair Dresser / Retail Manager
Board Chair Term Mar 2015 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Trooper John Fanning Mass. State Police Voting
Diane Govey Dental Hygienist Voting
John Greene 4ACM Co. Voting
Amy MacMannis Bridgewater State University Voting
Kelli Spadea-Greene Self-employed Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 4
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy No
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 25%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

At present, the Foundation has 2 Co-Chairs and 4 Board members.

Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Projected Income $49,800.00
Projected Expense $10,000.00
Form 990s

2015 990-EZ

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 -- --
Total Revenue $16,913 -- --
Total Expenses $16,898 -- --

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 -- --
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 -- --
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $20,596 -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $-3,683 -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2015 -- --
Program Expense $10,157 -- --
Administration Expense $6,741 -- --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.00 -- --
Program Expense/Total Expenses 60% -- --
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% -- --

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2015 -- --
Total Assets $15 -- --
Current Assets $15 -- --
Long-Term Liabilities $0 -- --
Current Liabilities $0 -- --
Total Net Assets $15 -- --

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 -- --
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities -- -- --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 -- --
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% -- --

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The Foundation started in early 2015, launched with small individual donations from family, friends and area business people. The first full year of operation attracted donations valued at some $50,000. 2016 was the first year of an audited financial statement. Costs have been very low thanks to so many volunteer hours. We are now gearing up to expand, to train additional presentation program teams, and to expand our PR and fundraising/grant applications.

Foundation Comments

This organization is newer and received its nonprofit status from the IRS in 2016. As such, one full year of data is posted above, per the IRS Form 990-EZ. 

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

Impact

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1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

To impress on our youth that there should never be a First Time to try any type of drug. The Evan Foundation is named for Evan Greene who dies in 2014 after a horrific downward slide. His parents don't want any others to go through their traumatic experience. The 'No First Time' presentations need to be given in as many schools as possible - expanding across Mass., then into otgher New England states and beyond. 

2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

Coordinating presentations in as many venues as possible. Expanding PR program and outreach, networking with like-minded organizations, fundraising events, donor campaigns, and grant applications.

3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

Deeply committed people who have all been touched by the drug epidemic. Adding a professional PR / Fundraising pro will have an impact.

4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

Increased media attention, published articles, results of fundraising. 

5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

Need to tell the story, present at at least once school each week, add new presentation teams to help reach more audiences in a larger geographic area.